Classroom Novels recommended for 6yrs+
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A Book of Mischief and Magic! Anna's science teacher really gets on her nerves - but is that a good enough reason to turn her into a giant rat? With a big, angry rat on the loose, Anna soon realises she's made a bad mistake. How will she turn it back into her teacher? And can she do it quickly, before anyone finds out that she's an apprentice witch? Anna can't admit what she's done, so no one can help her with her big, furry problem - or can they? Sometimes even witches need a little help from their friends!
Stanley Lambchop is an ordinary boy with an extraordinary problem. One night, a giant pinboard falls on top of him leaving him completely flat. The President of the United States chooses Stanley and his family to become the first humans aboard a new top-secret spaceship. Stanley will meet the Queen of England, have his birthday in outer space and face a city full of aliens!
Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs, but when she meets Edward, she hits a brick wall. Edward's dad is so sad since his mum left; he says his life isn't going anywhere any more. Anna Liza has a plan to get him on the move again, if only she can manage to evade her mother's attention long enough.
With filthy hair all over his face and horrid plots growing in his mind, Mr Twit is one of the nastiest people you'll ever meet and Mrs Twit is just as bad and even uglier! But they don't stop at tricking each other: neighbouring children and even the local birds are in danger, and that's where the Muggle-Wumps come in. This family of monkeys has had enough of the Twits' tricks and, with the help of the handsome Roly-Poly Bird, they decide it's time for sweet revenge...
"Fantastic Mr Fox" is the legendary tale of the most cunning fox in the world by Roald Dahl. Now with Quentin Blake's illustrious illustrations in magnificent full colour! Every time Mr Fox steals a chicken from the farm, Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean grow wild with rage! They're the nastiest crooks in the valley, and they've concocted a cunning plan to dig him out of his hole once and for all. But it never occurs to them that Mr Fox has a fantastic plan of his own
The Enormous Crocodile decides that he wants a nice juicy child for lunch, horrifying the other animals in the jungle — his friend, the Notsobig One; Humpy-Rumpy, the hippopotamus; Trunky, the elephant; Muggle-Wump, the monkey; and the Roly-Poly Bird. The Enormous Crocodile has got the disguises and clever tricks to catch them — or so he thinks. Even though the Enormous Crocodile may be wicked and cunning, the other animals in the jungle know just how to foil his plans.
A classic children's story from one of our best-loved authors, former Children's Laureate Anne Fine. Bill Simpson wakes up to find he's a girl, and worse, his mother makes him wear a frilly pink dress to school. How on earth is he going to survive a whole day like this? Everything just seems to be different for girls .
Ellie is horrified when her cat Tuffy drags a dead bird into the house. Then a mouse. But Tuffy can't understand what all the fuss is about. Who on earth will be the next victim to arrive through the cat-flap? Can soft-hearted Ellie manage to get her beloved pet to change his wild, wild ways before he ends up in even deeper trouble? The hilarious antics of Tuffy and his family as told by the killer cat himself.
The Goban Saor is the best craftsman in the whole world. But he is in big trouble. He must use his secret weapon: a special riddle. Will it save him from the King of Greece? An old story nicely retold for a new generation, with attractive illustrations.
Nine-year-old Mattie is excited. Uncle Vez's brother and his wife have come to visit! With their Australian guests, life in the Butterfield household is even more chaotic than usual. Mattie just has one worry on her Worry List ... Has Grandma met her match in Aunty Sheila?
Paws Claws and Frilly Drawers: An Extraordinary tale of one unpredicatable puss by Sarah Horne
Tom and Jerry meet Charlie and Lola in this brand-new comedy double act of a no-nonsense girl and a very contrary cat! It's the end of the summer holidays and Molly is worrying about starting her new school. Meanwhile, at Palace Von Volavon, Mimi has a strange itch. Something has to be done or else the palace will be completely infested with fleas! It's time for Molly and Mimi to face their fears - for Molly her first day at school, for Mimi a trip to the dreaded V.E.T.
Laura is amazed when her baby brother George starts talking to her when he's only four weeks old, particularly as he sounds like a grown-up! It's a big secret to keep from their parents and the rest of the family and leads to all sorts of comic confusion until George's first birthday - when he makes a speech to his startled family.
Max is a hedgehog who lives with his family in a nice little home, but unfortunately on the wrong side of the road from the Park, with its beautiful lily pond, and more importantly its juicy slugs, worms and snails! The busy road is a dangerous barrier but Max notices that humans seem to cross it quite easily. If they can, why can't hedgehogs? So Max sets out on a quest to find a safe way to reach the Park. His first attempt ends in a nasty bump on the head, and Max finds when he tries to speak his words are all mixed up. He is now a Hodgeheg, not a hedgehog, but he is still determined to fulfill his mission.
'It started with my favourite girlband WitchCraft. They were beautiful. They could sing and dance and above all they were cool. And I wanted the WitchCraft hairdo more than anything else in the world'. But then I got it, and that's when the trouble started. Because it turned out that my hair was evil...Ten year old Melanie gets her WitchCraft hairdo in a mysterious salon that appears out of nowhere. Although thrilled with it, she soon realises that her hair is evil and has a mind of its own. From cutting up all her Mum's clothes to summoning a plague of rats, Melanie's hair tries to destroy her whole life.
When Charlie the telegram boy breaks his leg and can't ride his bicycle, Billy Button sees his chance. He has always wanted to be a telegram boy, delivering messages all over the village on the red Post Office bicycle. Soon Billy is zooming about all over the place with news of new babies, sick sisters and sweethearts coming to visit. He even has a chance to put a few things right with a special 'extra' telegram or two...High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't by Siobhan Parkinson, illustrated by Donald Teskey.
Laurence is a leprechaun who has been small for 1100 years and is sick of it! He wants to be tall. He wants to be cool. Then he meet Phoebe, a large girl who wants to be small. When she invites him to live in her house, Laurence is delighted. He starts wearing jeans and denim jackets and gets rid of the pointy hat. But there is one thing about leprechauns that you can't change - they are always up to mischief. And when Laurence decides on a new career that's when the fun really starts!
Dinah feels sad. Her class has gone on a school trip to see the dinosaurs at the museum, and everyone else has a tasty packed lunch - except Dinah. Until a funny new friend decides to help ...Soon Dinah has a very special packed lunch - but there is an even bigger surprise in store!